- Paperback: 274 pages
- Publisher: Sandalwood Press; 1st edition (September 1, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0578051117
- ISBN-13: 978-0578051116
- Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: (2 customer reviews)
Reviews of Rage Against the Dying Light
The book is written with a poetic flair, and reads smooth and warm despite the horrors inflicted upon the Celts by the Romans that the reader learns about. The author shows the reader a side of Boudicca that many books do not cover. We see her not just as a hero and a warrior, but also a friend, and a mother. She portrays the last stand against the encroaching might of Rome and the symbol of courage that has been hers alone in history books. --The US Review of Books
Jan Surasky's novel of Celtic uprising against the Romans delves into a time with little to no historical record. The only written records of Boudicca's uprising come from Roman writings, with no accounts from the Celtic perspective. These gaps in history allow her great latitude in crafting her story, and she rises to the challenge, mixing extensive research with broad creative leaps. She captures well the feelings of the Celts as they rebel against the Romans, the songs of the bards and poets, and the legacy of a queen who had the mantle of liberator thrust upon her. --Eric Hoffer Award Winners issue, The US Review of Books
Boudicca's doomed but heroic struggle is the subject of Jan Surasky's gripping historical novel, "Rage Against The Dying Light". A thoroughly engaging and deftly written novel from first page to last, "Rage Against The Dying Light" is solidly entertaining and will prove a popular addition to personal reading lists and community library collections. --The Midwest Book Review --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Her novel Rage Against the Dying Light was published in 2010. Her forthcoming novel is Back To Jerusalem.
Connect with Jan here: www.jansurasky.com